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“Hey, Bartee is trying to get me to kidnap….”

August 29, 2013

In four hours’ testimony, Nick Blackwell said that during Seneca Fest he was approached by James Bartee about kidnapping a judge. A little later, Blackwell testified yesterday, another Bartee supporter handed him a card with the name Jimmy Williams and Williams’ address. Blackwell took the stand at 3 yesterday afternoon and remained there until 7…

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Free swimming tonight!

August 29, 2013

Everyone is invited to swim free from 6 to 8 tonight at the newly-renovated Walhalla Swimming Pool. The pool, which required a public-private partnership to return to working order, is getting a belated summer opening. But the attitude of those who’ve put a lot into the effort is better late than never. And they’re already…

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At 3 p-m Blackwell starts testimony

August 28, 2013

Blackwell on the stand since 3 p-m 1700, Wed., 28 August 2013..lrm Nick Blackwell took the stand at mid afternoon and testified that, while working for the James Bartee campaign for Sheriff, the candidate approached him with the idea of kidnapping. Blackwell said after meeting with Bartee at the Bartee home near Seneca, he told…

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Incident on the 700 block of S. Oak

August 28, 2013

The police in Seneca today were preparing charges as part of a further investigation of a traffic stop late yesterday afternoon on S. Oak Street near 7th Street. The police say they seized marijuana after an officer approached a stopped car and an officer smelled burned marijuana. According to the police, a plastic bag containing…

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Westminster gets its first candidate

August 28, 2013

Westminster has its first candidate for a seat on city council. On the first day of qualifying, Westminster Highway resident Bill Brockington became a candidate Monday. The qualifying period runs two weeks. Three seats on the six-member council are available in the November 5 election.  

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Potential witness accepts legal help

August 28, 2013

A man who says he received 17 phone calls from Nick Blackwell over a three-day period in late May of 2012 was offered the opportunity by Judge Lawton McIntosh to first speak with an attorney before testifying to the jury. The potential witness accepted an opportunity to speak with the public defender after the judge…

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Legislative forum September 17

August 28, 2013

Everyone has an invitation next month to attend a legislative forum in Clemson, sponsored by the League of Women Voters. The League’s Charlotte Holmes says the 7 o’clock Tuesday night, September 17 event at the OLLI Building, 100 Thomas Green Boulevard (Issaqueena Blvd) will be her organization’s first meeting of the year. Three state lawmakers…

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After all these years, Claudia Johnson “still marches”

August 28, 2013
After all these years, Claudia Johnson “still marches”

A Seneca woman who has taken part in two separate anniversaries of the original March on Washington in 1963 says, after all these years, she and others still march for some of the same ideals that Dr. Martin Luther King espoused 50 years ago. Claudia Johnson and others last night also remembered what life was…

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Old St. John’s getting finishing touches

August 28, 2013
Old St. John’s getting finishing touches

 The project manager for Old St. John’s in Walhalla, Frank Strickland, has begun the finishing touches on what once was a church and is now being transformed into a meeting house and wedding chapel. The deconsecrated Episcopal church occupies a corner spot on property at Kaufman Square—the Walhalla Depot and community grounds. “Basically,” he said,…

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Seneca, Birmingham, and “The March” remembered

August 28, 2013

Governor Nikki Haley issues a proclamation today to designate “Let Freedom Ring Day.” The governor encourages South Carolinians to recognize and honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s dedication to improving society by ringing bells across the state at 3 this afternoon. Last night, at the Seneca Library, about 15 people gathered for a program to remember…

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  • October 1, 2014Oconee County Humane Society Fundraiser
  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
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